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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

Edited by John Whiteclay Chambers

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195071986
Published online January 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199891061 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195071986.001.0001
The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Readers will find Stephen E. Ambrose writing on the D-Day landing, James M. McPherson on the battle of Antietam, John Keegan on the changing experience of combat, Jean Bethke Elshtain on Jane Addams, Mark A. Noll on religion and war, and Robert M. Utley on Sitting Bull. Ranging from brief factual pieces to extensive essays, the entries examine every major war from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf; important battles from Bunker Hill, to the Alamo, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy, and Khe Sanh; and military leaders from Washington to Grant, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland, and Schwarzkopf. Moreover, the Companion goes well beyond the usual “drum and trumpet” coverage to examine a wide range of subjects you might not expect to find. There are entries on relevant acts of Congress and on diplomatic policies such as the Monroe Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; on peace and antiwar movements; on war in film, literature, music, and photography; and on war viewed through the disciplinary lenses of anthropology, economics, gender studies, and psychology. The result is the widest ranging account compiled in one volume of war, peace, and the U.S. military.

Book.  1031 pages.  877819 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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ABM Treaty in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Abrams, Creighton W. (1914–1974) in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Adams, John (1735–1826) in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Adams‐Onís Treaty (1819) in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Addams, Jane (1860–1935) in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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